We’ve heard a lot about which is better, the console or the pc, you’ve seen the same flaming war go on all over your facebook news feed and favorite forum threads, but no one has really complimented the advantages of either platforms. The wars usually continue as an orgy of insults and biased opinions that all seem rather repetitive after the 25th “enjoy your overpriced virus box” and 32nd “fear the superior 1200+ dollar gaming box”. We’ve heard it all before, now what are the actual pros from both systems? I’ve spent literally 4 hours in a quiet room just thinking about this subject all because I’m unable to focus on one…squirrel!
I do own both platforms but I’m going to keep the consoles desegregated and list the best parts about having a console over a PC.
- You Never Have to Upgrade your Console – Yes you may upgrade to a newer version of the console, but other than that as long as it never breaks you never have to spend the extra dough upgrading the hardware within your console and I say that is “Splendiferific”!
- Fighting and Racing Games are Easier to Play on Consoles – That’s right now ignore the fact that you can buy a console controller to use for the PC and lets keep it stock when it comes to accessories like that. Controllers for the console are more tension controlled than the arrows and keys on a keyboard, as in you can press the joysticks lightly to turn your car slightly to the left rather than a full blown attack on the wall.
- You can Bring Your Games to Your Friend’s House – Most PC games now-a-days require you to put a serial code into your device while installing a game making it impossible to bring it over to your friends house to play some split screen action on a device other than your own. Having the games still mostly bought in disc form allows bored to near death gamers the chance to sell or trade their game for a different one.
- Oh you broke your system? – You mustn’t fear the worse for a console would cost alot cheaper, (without the hard drive) than a PC gamer whose entire rig just blown a fuse except for the hard drive making it way more expensive to replace. Just plug your hard drive into a core system you bought for 100$ less and BAM, instant gaming right again with maybe one or two updates.
- “Dat” 4 Player Multiplayer – Endless Rounds of Mario Kart, Halo, Mario Party, Goldeneye and every other 4 player adolescent time waster was the best with 3 other people and 3 controllers. The smack talk among friends was playful but at times, so bad that your mother actually felt some of those insults uppercut her right in the jaw, making her drop 13 rupees. The competitiveness among friends and even the teamwork from what I remember, was the best on a single screen. Whats The best part about the local multiplayer feature on a single console you ask? The fact that a interenet connection or any other connection (other than to the tv.) for that matter isn’t required and that really shivers my timbers!
Hopefully some of you PC gamers out there could appreciate your console counter parts a little bit more. Don’t worry if you enjoyed this article enough I might bestow upon you another one in the near future regarding PC Gamers as I am one myself. Just remember there are always ups and downs to owning either of the systems but they both have some pretty epic pros.